Officials in a southern New Jersey school district are investigating a parent's claim that a teacher forced a 5-year-old girl to eat a bagel that was pulled out of the trash, as her classmates watched.

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Kandice Taylor filed a complaint with Deerfield Township school officials earlier this month, after her daughter told her about the incident. According to the woman's lawyer, the girl got the bagel as part of her school breakfast but threw it out, after taking a bite, because she didn't like the taste.

Taylor says she has been keeping the child out of school because her daughter feels humiliated.

Deerfield school officials did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday. They have previously said the matter was under investigation.

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